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The Big Spring Symphony Association under the direction of Dr. Keith Graumann announces the kick-off of its 39th season opener on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021.  The concert will see the return of guest conductor, John Giordano, along with a special guest artist, cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes.  The con…

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The HCVFD out of the Coahoma Station responded to a call reporting the Coahoma Park area was on fire. The call came in around 8:48 p.m. Sunday 

AUSTIN - Texas added 64,200 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, marking the eighth consecutive month of job growth in Texas. The Texas unemployment rate for December 2020 was 7.2 percent, down from 8.1 percent in November 2020.

An E-waste recycling program is coming back to Big Spring this Saturday. The Big Spring Free Residential Electronic Recycling will be held at the Big Spring Landfill, located at 4100 E. FM 700, on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until the truck fills up.

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On January 21, 2021, there was a large water main break on the southwest side of Big Spring that will affect water service to citizens on Wasson Road past Alamesa Drive.

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On the January 20, 2021 at approximately 5 p.m., a Big Spring Police Department Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Black Pontiac G6 passenger car in the 100 block of E. 4th. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop for the officer and accelerated in an attempt to evade …

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The vaccines have made their way to Howard County and the first round of distributions for healthcare/frontline workers have begun. Scenic Mountain Medical Center, along with the West Texas VA, and other healthcare facilities have been able to provide vaccines to their employees and conduct …

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The City of Big Spring will reopen all indoor rentable facilities as of Monday, February 1, 2021 for normal operations. We still request that individuals holding events and persons attending events adhere to the following:Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking anythingMake sure to wa…

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The Big Spring Economic Development Corporation will convene in a regular meeting this afternoon at 5:15. The meeting will take place in the EDC Board Room located at 215 W. Third. 

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The City of Big Spring will be hosting a Community Blood Drive on Feb. 26 in the City Council Chambers. As the pandemic continues and many blood drives, along with other outreach events, have been cancelled, the need for blood is of utmost importance. While blood donations are always needed,…

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 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing the closure of the Texas State Capitol and Capitol Grounds out of an abundance of caution Saturday, January 16 – Wednesday, January 20.

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center gave out every shot on hand by the end of last week in hopes of a larger allocation this week from DSHS. Unfortunately, SMMC only received 100 shots, with no more showing as allocated. DSHS also informed SMMC, going forward, the weekly vaccine allocations will …

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According to Scenic Mountain Medical Center, the Covid-19 numbers are starting to improve. 

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City of Big Spring offices had a two-hour delay this morning due to hazardous road conditions.  Our Sanitation Truck Drivers also had a late start this morning, but Monday's route will be picked up today.  We appreciate your patience!

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As night falls so will the temperatures across the area. Wet pavement and any slush/snow left on roads will begin to refreeze. This will cause icy conditions on roads, especially bridges and overpasses. Drivers please use caution and reduce speeds on icy roads. 

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Howard County has experienced snowfall since the early morning hours Sunday. School cancelations are starting to come in:

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According to the US National Weather Service in Midland, Texas a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory remain in effect through this afternoon. Additional snowfall between 2 and 6 inches, with higher amounts possible. Travel will be impacted.

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center – a Steward Family Hospital, will begin its community vaccination clinic for the Moderna vaccine as part of Phase 1B of vaccine distribution on Friday, January 8 from 10 am to 2 pm at Scenic Mountain Medical Center Suite E (located at 1608 W. FM 700 in Big Spri…

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The City of Big Spring announced a drawing for placement on the upcoming special election ballot. The drawing will take place Thursday at 4 p.m. at City Hall. The drawing will take place in the City Secretaries Office, located at 310 Nolan Street. The drawing is open to the public and those …

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center reported the following update pertaining to testing completed to date. There have been 2,641 tests for Covid-19, with two pending. Of those tests there have been 702 returned positive for an overall positivity rate of 26.6%.

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available, scammers are calling, texting and emailing Veterans with promises of vaccine availability and early access to vaccines.

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center is proud to share that the first baby of the New Year at SMMC was born at 10:25 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2021.

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The Howard County Commissioners will meet on Monday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. in the first regular meeting of the Commissioners Court. The meeting will take place in the Third Floor Courtroom at the Howard County Courthouse.

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The New Year rolled in with more than 12 inches of snow in stone areas of the county. Overnight BSPD, BSFD, and HCSO worked along with TxDOT, Howard County Road and Bridge, Forest Service and towing companies to help clear roadways and help stranded motorists. Many local residents even offer…

Odessa TxDOT crew members will be on shift work throughout this winter storm event. Conditions vary widely across the 12-county Odessa District at this time. Overnight weather is expected to dramatically change driving conditions across the district and across the state.

Beginning on January 4, 2021, work crews will be in the following areas and require partial closure of Willard and Hearn Streets as follows:  

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Sunday evening, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.

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Thank you for supporting us this past year. We are thankful and blessed by our loyal readers. 

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Scenic Mountain Medical Group, as of Dec. 24, 2020, has tested 2,414 people for Covid-19. There are currently seven tests pending. Of the tests that have been done, 645 returned positive for a positivity rate of 26.8%. 

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Big Spring State Hospital announced on Wednesday they are scheduled to receive the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines at Big Spring State Hospital and will be vaccinating staff as soon as possible.

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According to a report issued by Texas Department of Public Safety, a three vehicle accident occurred on Dec. 12 at 9:15 p.m. in Howard County on U.S. 87 about 18 miles south of Lamesa.

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Scenic Mountain Medical Group providers have tested 2,405 patients for Covid-19. Of those tests eight are currently pending, 640 returned positive for an overall positivity rate of 26.7% since the onset of the pandemic. The percentage does not include tests…

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Scenic Mountain Medical Group providers have tested 2,383 patients for Covid-19. Of those tests four are currently pending, 637 returned positive for an overall positivity rate of 26.8% since the onset of the pandemic. The percentage does not include tests …

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